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Goodwill president, CEO to speak at

February meeting

Nancy McClenaghan of Goodwill Industries will discuss "85 Years of Making a Difference" at Chamber's Feb. 20 luncheon meeting.

McClenaghan has been the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Akron since July 2003.

She earned a master's of taxation degree from the University of Akron and a bachelor's of business administration degree from Ohio University.

Prior to working for Goodwill Industries, she worked for Touche Ross & Co. and retired from Dominion Resources. She has a son in college and she and her husband reside in Akron.

The meeting, at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. The cost is $12 per person, payable at the door.

Reservations are required. Make them by calling 330-633-5417 or email tallmadgechamber@onecommail.com.

Welcome new members

• The Salerno Law Firm, Mark Salerno

• Circle City Electric LLC, David Oliva

• Gene Stalnaker

• Avon Products, Peggy Pugh

•Old Carolina Barbecue Co., Roberta Klienman DeBarr

• United Way of Summit County, Chris McKnight

For additional details, visit www.tallmadge-chamber.com and click on Members.

Membership renewal

Those who haven't sent in their membership renewal dues yet are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Chamber will begin working on the annual membership book and doesn't want anyone to miss out on appearing in the directory. Membership is open to all businesses all year long. Those who are currently not members, but would like to join are asked to call the office or go online to the Join tab.

Member news

Kudos to Steve Mosholder, Dan Mosholder and Josh Davis for being the top producers at Mosholder Realty. Way to go! It's nice to see houses are selling again.

Go Red for Women Luncheon

Summa Western Reserve Hospital is hosting a "Go Red for Women Luncheon" Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At noon Dr. Eric Espinal will present the program "What's Your Sign?" Learn about risk factors and prevention guidelines for heart disease in women,

including how to develop (and stick to) a personal road map to wellness.

Seating is limited. Make reservations by calling Kathy Romito at 330-971-7408 or emailing romitoks@summahealth.org no later than Feb. 7.

Attendees are encouraged to wear red.

Summa Western Reserve Hospital is located at 1900 23rd St. in Cuyahoga Falls.

Reverse raffle

Don't delay in getting tickets ... this is one of Chamber's big events to support Tallmadge High School scholarship programs. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to consider buying a ticket and take a chance at winning the $2,000.

The annual Reverse Raffle is planned for Feb. 16 at the Venue Banquet Hall in Tallmadge. Cocktails will be available at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. A Chinese auction will be featured again this year.

Those who would like to donate a baskets are asked to contact Chamber. The grand prize is $2,000. Tickets are $120 per couple, and includes two dinners and one number; $90 for one dinner and one number. Tickets are now on sale at the Chamber office. Only 100 tickets will be sold, and tickets are going fast. Those planning on attending are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office and also from a trustee.

Members events

KentRidge of Golden Pond, will host its sixth annual Chili Cook-Off Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a residence on Sunnybrook Road in Kent.

A $5 admission will allow attendees a taste of 15 different chilies, music, door prizes and more. Chamber will enter its secret recipe chili into the judging that day and Tallmadge's own Dennis Loughry (also a member) will serve as one of the celebrity judges. All are welcome to attend.

Community Expo

set for April 20

Tallmadge Asphalt & Concrete will again serve as event sponsor for the 2013 Tallmadge Community Expo, scheduled for April 20.

The Expo is a one-day, communitywide event that began in 1997 and is held every other year in April. The Expo provides a single venue where Summit County area visitors can come to know the community of Tallmadge and what it has to offer. Guest celebrity this year will be former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel, now vice president of strategic engagement for the University of Akron, U of A head football coach Terry Bowden and Kent State Univeristy head football coach Paul Haynes.

The Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tallmadge Recreation Center, 46 N. Munroe Road. Exhibitors rent booth space to showcase their products, services and capabilities.

Booth space is moving along, with more than 40 exhibitors booked. As there is limited space for booths, those who haven't sent in their form to reserve a booth are asked to do so as soon as possible.

Those interested in renting exhibitor booth space should contact the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce at 330-633-5417 or email tallmadgechamber@onecommail.com.

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